MBH To BTU/h Calculator: Convert MBH To BTU/h (+ Chart)

There are few conversions in HVAC as simple as MBH to BTU/h. Basically, we are converting a thousands British Thermal Units per hour (MBH) to British Thermal Units per hour (BTU/h or BTU/hr). To help you out with the conversion, we prepared an MBH to BTU/h calculator (insert MBH, get BTU/h) as well as a 0.01-50 MBH to BTU/h conversion chart.

Quick Example: Say you want to convert 12 MBH to BTU/h. You just insert 12 MBH in the calculator (or check the chart below), hit ‘Calculate’, and the calculator tells you immediately that 12 MBH is equal to 12,000 BTU/h.

Here is this online calculator:

 

You can try inputting, say, 36 MBH in the calculator and see that you will get the BTU/h equivalent as a result (36 MBH is equal to 36,000 BTU/hr). You can do this conversion in reverse with this BTU/h to MBH calculator.

Let’s have a look at how simple this conversion is (we can do the math in our head):

MBH To BTU/h Formula

MBH in HVAC stands for ‘thousand BTUs per hour’. That ‘M’ is just a Roman numeral M that means ‘thousand’ or ‘1000’. When we calculate heating or cooling capacities, we just use this conversion rule (it’s in the name):

1 MBH = 1000 BTU/h

Namely, 1 MBH is equal to 1000 BTU/h. We can write this relationship in the following equation:

BTU/h = MBH × 1000

To convert MBH to BTU/h, we just need to divide MBH by a factor of 1000 to get the BTUs/h.

Quick Example: How many BTU/h is 9 MBH? Let’s insert 9 MBH in the formula above and calculate the result:

BTU/h (9 MBH) = 9 MBH × 1000 = 9000 BTU/h

We see that 9 MBH is equal to 9000 BTU/h. Many portable and window air conditioners, for example, have 9 MBH or 9000 BTU/h cooling capacity.

You can do this calculation in your head but just for a bit of added help, we created this neat MBH to BTU/hr chart you can check and get the BTU/h right away:

MBH To BTU/hr Conversion Chart

MBH (Thousand BTUs Per Hour): BTU/h:
0.01 MBH 10 BTU/h
0.05 MBH 50 BTU/h
0.1 MBH 100 BTU/h
0.5 MBH 500 BTU/h
1 MBH 1,000 BTU/h
2 MBH 2,000 BTU/h
3 MBH 3,000 BTU/h
4 MBH 4,000 BTU/h
5 MBH 5,000 BTU/h
6 MBH 6,000 BTU/h
7 MBH 7,000 BTU/h
8 MBH 8,000 BTU/h
9 MBH 9,000 BTU/h
10 MBH 10,000 BTU/h
11 MBH 11,000 BTU/h
12 MBH 12,000 BTU/h
13 MBH 13,000 BTU/h
14 MBH 14,000 BTU/h
15 MBH 15,000 BTU/h
16 MBH 16,000 BTU/h
17 MBH 17,000 BTU/h
18 MBH 18,000 BTU/h
19 MBH 19,000 BTU/h
20 MBH 20,000 BTU/h
21 MBH 21,000 BTU/h
22 MBH 22,000 BTU/h
23 MBH 23,000 BTU/h
24 MBH 24,000 BTU/h
25 MBH 25,000 BTU/h
30 MBH 30,000 BTU/h
35 MBH 35,000 BTU/h
40 MBH 40,000 BTU/h
45 MBH 45,000 BTU/h
50 MBH 50,000 BTU/h
55 MBH 55,000 BTU/h
60 MBH 60,000 BTU/h
65 MBH 65,000 BTU/h
70 MBH 70,000 BTU/h
75 MBH 75,000 BTU/h
80 MBH 80,000 BTU/h
85 MBH 85,000 BTU/h
90 MBH 90,000 BTU/h
95 MBH 95,000 BTU/h
100 MBH 100,000 BTU/h
110 MBH 110,000 BTU/h
120 MBH 120,000 BTU/h
130 MBH 130,000 BTU/h
140 MBH 140,000 BTU/h
150 MBH 150,000 BTU/h
160 MBH 160,000 BTU/h
170 MBH 170,000 BTU/h
180 MBH 180,000 BTU/h
190 MBH 190,000 BTU/h
200 MBH 200,000 BTU/h

From now on, you can use the calculator, check this chart, or just do the MBH to BTU/h conversion in your head. We hope this helps; if you have any questions about the conversion, you are most welcome to use the comment section below, lay out the problem, and we can help you out.

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